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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs throughout life (Science Daily)

The research is among the first of its type to implicate low birth weight as a permanent factor in drug response. It was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, by researchers from Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University. Funding was provided by both universities and the National Institutes of Health.

A first look at OSU’s Bend campus (Bend Bulletin)

Oregon State University-Cascades revealed its site plan Thursday night for the initial phase of its development into a four-year school.

Oregon Universities urgently need state bonds (Register-Guard)

With so much attention on the $200 million bonding request from Oregon Health & Science University, students at Portland State University, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are concerned that the Legislature may overlook the urgent need to support less costly but crucial projects at our flagship universities.

Ag Census shows industry, way of life that’s changing (Capital Press)

The question of who takes over the farm is one that unsettles families. The Austin Family Business Center at Oregon State University is planning two workshops this year on farm succession, director Sherri Noxel said.

Fossilized human feces from 14th century antibiotic resistance genes (Science Daily)

“This is the first paper to analyze an ancient DNA viral metagenome,” says Rebecca Vega Thurber of Oregon State University, Corvallis, who was not involved in the research.

Activists push for fair trade Beaver gear (Gazette-Times)

The OSU chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops contacted management at the Beaver Store in early 2013 about stocking OSU-licensed apparel made by Alta Gracia, a factory in the Dominican Republic known for high wages and good working conditions.

Wyden, Merkley water bills advance (Water Environment Federation)

Oregon State University , in partnership with the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, has been a world leader in developing wave energy technology. Researchers at OSU are currently testing the potential of wave energy generation at the nation’s first wave energy test site in Newport, Oregon .

Top agricultural colleges tallied for 2014 (Growing Produce) 

3. Cornell. 4. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 5. Iowa State University. 6. University of California-Berkeley. 7. Oregon State University.

Is wine the new whiskey? (Salon.com)

Alan Bakalinsky, associate professor of food science and technology at Oregon State University, who’s long studied wine yeast, says that winemakers have tried to tinker with S. cerevisiae for years to get it to reduce it’s alcohol production efficiency.

Get moving at work (MWeb South Africa)

“There’s a major decline in physical activity from 18 to 19 years old,” says Bradley Cardinal, PhD, a professor of social psychology of physical activity at Oregon State University, who says there can be another when you enter the workplace – particularly if you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk all day long.

A day in the life of Richard Strauss (Gazette-Times)

That’s the simple and straightforward storyline behind Strauss’ “Domestic Symphony.” But to perform the piece, Marlan Carlson, the music director of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra , has assembled an orchestra of some 125 players to tackle what he calls its most ambitious project to date – and this from an orchestra that has performed Mahler symphonies in the recent past.

Today

Rummage sale half price today only: Come find amazing deals on books, music, housewares, baby clothes, art and more. Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., fourth floor lobby of Kerr. All items half price today only. Benefits the OSU Food Drive.

Employer’s Partnership for Diversity Workshop: Oregon State University’s Gabe Merrell, will be presenting “Accessibility: Ensuring the Inclusion of People with Disabilities.”  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Benton Center. Free to OSU employees. To register, email Rashad.Brown@co.benton.or.us

Silent Auction: Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Kerr, Business Affairs. OSU Beaver baseball tickets (2 sets),  handmade quilts, piano lessons, a bottle-of-wine-a-month, 2 month membership to Anytime Fitness club in Corvallis, chocolate lover’s basket, coffee lover’s basket, handmade lotions and soaps, handmade jewelry, hand-painted glassware, hand-thrown pottery, Dinner & a Movie gift certificate, original artwork, handmade afghans, and more.

Printing and Mailing Services BBQ: Stop By Cascade Hall to celebrate International in-plant Awareness Week and support the Linn Benton Food Share! Tours of P&M and our new color press will be available at any time during the BBQ! Vegetarian options will be available as well! Friday Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $5 dollar donation will get you a  burger, or hot dog, sides and a drink!

Linus Pauling Community Food Drive Lunch: In honor of Linus Pauling’s birthday, let’s come together on Fri., Feb. 28 at noon in LPSC 402 to build our OSU community and raise some serious dollars for the last day of the food drive! The famous LPI cooks will prepare a wonderfully diverse and healthful lunch for you. You pay only $6 (or more!) to support Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact Deborah.hobbs@oregonstate.edu.

School of Public Policy brownbag series:  Scott Akins and Brett Burkhardt (both sociology) will present “Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County,” Feb. 28, noon-1 p.m., Fairbanks 304. The SPP brownbag is open to all members of the OSU community.

Music à la Carte: Pianist Sunghee Kim will perform in recital at noon, Feb. 28 in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Disability Studies @ OSU: All OSU community members are invited to discuss Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and development of a DS curriculum, in particular. We’ll meet at the Women’s Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Applied Economics Seminar: The Implications of Environmental Policy on Nutrient Outputs in Agricultural Watersheds. Brent Sohngen from The Ohio State University will discuss the daily observations on nutrient concentrations over a 40 year period to examine how nutrient prices, crop prices, and conservation policies influence nutrient concentrations in two large watersheds. Feb. 28 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Milam Hall Room 019.

NEW! Artist’s reception: The 5th Annual Cultural Connections Exhibit, ”Pacific Island Culture” at the Guistina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center will play host to a reception Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Light appetizers served and wine available from Winestyles.

Fill Gill: The Oregon State women’s basketball team, winners of seven straight and 12 of 13 at home, return to Gill to make a final push for the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 1996 this weekend, hosting Arizona and Arizona State. The Beavers’ game against the Wildcats on Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. is their annual “Fill Gill” promotion, where general admission tickets are just $1. Sunday’s contest against the Sun Devils at 1 p.m. is Senior Day and could potentially be for a third-place finish in the Pac-12. Seats for both can be purchased at BeaverTickets.com.

Vocal concert: The annual Orange & Black vocal scholarship concert will be held Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. Prior to 7:30 p.m., as people are arriving, the a cappella groups Divine, Outspoken and Powerchord will perform simultaneously at locations inside and outside of the church. The OSU Glee Choir, the OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce and the OSU Chamber Choir will all perform. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for general admission seating on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited amount of free seating will be reserved in the balcony for OSU students with an ID card. Advance tickets are available online at http://tickettomato.com. All proceeds benefit the Orange & Black Vocal Scholarships.

Saturday

6th Annual Student Research in Entomology Symposium: Join us as graduate and undergraduate students from many disciplines across Oregon State University present their research relating to bees, beetles, bugs and more! Presentations, posters and an insect photo salon will be presented! Saturday March 1, 9 a.m., ALS 4000.

Sunday

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert: The March 2, 3 p.m. program at LaSells Stewart Center includes Strauss’ “Sinfonia Domestica” and Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto, featuring OSU tuba instructor JáTtik Clark. Tickets are $18-$30 in advance, $20-$32 at the door. For ticket locations or to purchase advance tickets online go to:  cosusymphony.org.

Omani Night: The SEAC wishes to inform the campus that “Omani Night” has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 2. MU Ballroom, 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebration of Omani culture, food and dancing. Tickets are free at SEAC; tickets already issued will be honored, any tickets not used should be returned to SEAC to be reused.

Upcoming events

Blood Drive:  The American Red Cross and the OSU Alumni Association are planning a one day blood drive next week. The blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 3 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.  To schedule your appointment contact Red Cross at 800-733-2768 or sign up online at  www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code:  OSUALUMNI

Retirement party for Patrick Kamins: Aretirement party for Patrick Kamins, Student Services Coordinator of the College of Veterinary Medicine for the past 14 years, will be held in the Magruder Hall Lobby from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 3.

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Christopher Chapman, will perform at March 3, 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The concert, titled “Frozen Cathedrals,” will feature guest conductor, Frank Tracz, of Kansas State University. Admission is free to OSU staff, faculty, and students with ID. K-12 youth are also admitted for free. General admission tickets are $10 at the door. OSU Bands participates in Corvallis Arts for All, offering up to two, $5 tickets for those in the SNAP program with an Oregon Trail Card.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Fair Use/Author’s Rights Workshop:  The final session in the Winter OSU Libraries Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series addresses Fair Use of copyrighted materials and the Author Rights you retain as creator of such materials. Mar. 4, Valley Library.  Register to save your seat by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

NEW! Until the Rulers Obey:  Until the Rulers Obey brings together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the twenty-first century. These movements have galvanized long-silent—or silenced—sectors of society: indigenous people, campesinos, students, the LGBT community, the unemployed, and all those left out of the promised utopia of a globalized economy.  Editors Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein present a film and reading from their new collection of essays. March 4, noon, Milam Hall, Room 301.

NEW! Johnson Hall Accessibility Workshop: An accessibility workshop for the new Johnson Hall building will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette East Classroom (3622). The accessibility workshop is a design brainstorming session meant to focus on the specific challenge of access, and set the project on a course to meet and exceed OSU goals.

Center for the Humanities Guest Lecture: Charlotte Headrick, Professor of Theatre Arts at OSU and former Moore Visiting Fellow at the National University of Ireland, will speak on “Reclaiming Women’s History: Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed and the Ongoing Story of the Magdalene Laundries” Monday, March 3, at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Plant Science Seminar Series: Gary Taubes, author of “Why We Get Fat” & “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” will speak on “Reports From the Field: Did We Miss an Obvious Hypothesis of Chronic Disease?” March 3, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.

Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series:  Gary Taubes, author of the nationally known books Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, will present a public seminar on Monday, March 3 at 7 pm. in the LaSells Engineering Auditorium. He will speak on, “Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity.”

MBA Information Session: Find out how to obtain your MBA degree. A full-time student can earn the degree in 9 months and staff members can earn their degree taking part-time classes in less than two years (with the right foundation). Wednesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in Bexell Hall 207.  An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For questions and to RSVP: OSUMBA@oregonstate.edu

Food drive events

Quilt Raffle: Two quilts created by Terralyn Vandetta are being raffled by the College of Forestry. “Woodland Trees” is a lap quilt and “Labyrinth” is queen size. Drawing to be held Fri., Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased Feb. 20-28 at Peavy 222 for $1 each or 6 for $5. For questions, contact Terralyn.vandetta@oregonstate.edu.

Gift baskets: Counseling and Psychological Services is selling tickets for gift baskets at $1 per entry.  Whether you are interested in a Movie Night or Gardeners Delight, come take a look on the 5th Floor of Snell Hall.

MIME Raffle: MIME student groups will be selling raffle tickets ($1 each). Prizes include gift cards to Qdoba, Interzone, Dutch Bros., Café Yumm and more! Come by Rogers 238, Feb. 14-Feb. 28 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m to purchase tickets. For questions, contact michelle.mcallaster@oregonstate.edu.

Cash raffle: The College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 50/50 cash raffle.  Half of all money raised benefits the Linn Benton Food Share and half could be yours. Tickets can be purchased for $1 in the Magruder lobby Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing is on Feb. 28 and you need not be present to win.

Special Order Baked Goods: From Feb. 10-28, special order homemade breads (quick and yeast), cakes, cookies, and other specialties. Just tell us what you want and the talented LPI bakers will make it for you – healthy, decadent, or both, we can do it! Contact Deborah.hobbs@oregonstate.edu for questions or to order.

50-50 Raffle: Come by Oak Creek Building’s lobby Feb. 10-Feb. 28 to enter into the Capital Planning & Development Raffle! The prize will be 50% of the money raised by sale of raffle tickets. $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. For questions, contact jaylene.seeley@oregonstate.edu.

Economics Program Plant Sale: Come by Ballard Ext. Hall, Room 303, M-F 8-5, Feb. 3-28, to purchase a variety of easy care plants, mostly succulents. $5 suggested donation for most plants with all proceeds going to the Food Drive. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/econ/plant-sale if you have questions.

3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s 3rd Annual Prettiest Pet Contest with your pet’s photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds/food from Feb. 5-28. The “prettiest” pet wins a prize & bragging rights for 1 year! For questions, contact Jessica.king@oregonstate.edu.

Book & Media Sale: Check out books and media for sale at the Valley Library’s 4th floor reception area, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, Jan. 30-Feb.28. Inventory is constantly changing throughout the month. Benefits go to Linn Benton Food Share. For questions, contact jolynn.ohearn@oregonstate.edu.

Change Drive: From Feb. 3-28, the Chemistry Dept. is collecting spare change from anyone who wants to donate. So check those couch cushions and the bottom of your washing machine and bring it to Gilbert Hall. Or keep your eye out for one of our “punny” donation envelopes in campus mail. Questions? Contact Luanne.johnson@oregonstate.edu.

 Quilt Raffle: Beautiful quilt made by Robin Baker of Primetime Quilters. On display in the Research Office located at A312 Kerr Administration Building. http://oregonstate.edu/research/quilt-raffle  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. For questions, contact mimi.poitras@oregonstate.edu. 

Flower Power for Linn Benton Food Share: For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising, 50% will be given back to OSU Libraries, Extension & Experiment Station Communications & E-Campus to support Linn Benton Food Share. Lots of varieties of bulbs, strawberries, vegetables and flower seeds to choose from!

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty and staff sought to dance in luau: The 59th Annual Luau will be held on April 19, and Hui o Hawaii would like to feature a dance with faculty and staff.  Practices will be held at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (need not be present full two hours).  If you interested or need information, please contact Ashley at 8082058281 before March 14.

NEW! Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship Volunteers Needed:  OSU will be hosting the 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Course, April 25-27.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help with live scoring and other event duties.  Please contact Kathy Brier for more information.  Kathy.Brier@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8785.

NEW! Open Access Policy Article Deposit Form: The Center for Digital Scholarship and Services at OSU Libraries & Press has just released a simple web form (http://deposit.library.oregonstate.edu/ldaplogin) to facilitate the deposit of the author’s accepted manuscript (post-peer review, pre-typeset) of articles to ScholarsArchive@OSU in support of the OSU Open Access Policy. Faculty may also use the form to get an automatic waiver to the policy. Contact Michael Boock (michael.boock@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

Eugene-Corvallis Van Pool seeking riders:  OSU students, staff or faculty looking for a commuter opportunity from Eugene to the OSU campus and back each day, should contact Valerie Rosenberg by email at:  valerie.rosenberg@oregonstate.edu  The van is operated through Valley Van Pool.  More information can be found at: http://www.cwride.org/Page.asp?NavID=76

Pac-12 competition: Beaver Nation – we’ve been challenged by the Pac-12 – to be an example to our community Feb 24-28.  Which campus will log the most physical activity minutes?  We are running behind.  Register and be counted: https://pac12challenge.org/

Women in Ag conference: OSU Extension Service Small Farm program and Oregon Women for Agriculture will host a site in Corvallis for the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference which offers women in Oregon, Washington and Idaho a unique opportunity to gather for a 1-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers.  The full-day conference will be held on Saturday, March 15. This conference is designed for women who have been farming for years, as well as for new and aspiring farmers. The registration fee is $25 before March 1, and $30 after. Registration includes the workshop, light breakfast, lunch, handouts and a book. For more information: www.womeninag.wsu.edu.

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is March 17 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Spring 2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Flu Shots Still Available: Influenza is here and can linger well into spring. OSU students, faculty and staff can still get a flu shot at Student Health Services. Come to Plageman Student Health Center during our regular hours. No appointment is necessary; there may be a short wait as this is not a formal flu shot clinic. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $27 (charged to PEBB Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit; bring your insurance card and OSU ID). More information: 541-737-9355 or studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Search advocate workshops: Sign up by Feb. 28 to attend OSU’s signature Search Advocate 2-part workshop series next week (March 4 /6, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.).  Learn strategies to improve faculty and staff search outcomes by helping search committees test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and fairness, understand/promote diversity, and anticipate/address unconscious bias risks. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in these interactive workshops.  April openings available as well. See  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=7   Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies 7-0865 or anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu

Conduct cutting-edge scientific research experience this summer: The College of Science’s SURE Science program offers scholarships for undergraduate students seeking a summer research experience to complement their academic experience. Students can take advantage of hundreds of opportunities to work alongside faculty for a hands-on learning experience. The program offers students the opportunity to foster meaningful, scholarly connections early in their academic careers. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For more information, visit http://science.oregonstate.edu/SUREscience.

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Temporary Counselor – Counseling and Psychological Services invites applications for a temporary (March 1, 2014- June 30, 2014) counselor position. Hours: 40 hour work week preferred, minimum of 20 hours per week.  Posting #0012003. Open until filled.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Information Services-Network Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0011924. Closes Feb. 28.

Web Services Manager –Enrollment Management Unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Web Services Manager position. Posting #0011923. Closes Feb. 28.

Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing –Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing position. Posting #0011907. Closes Feb. 28.

Assistant Professor –  Oregon State Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor position in Southern Willamette Valley Field Cropping Systems.  This position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding; or it can be a 9-month 1.00 FTE (tenure track) with 2 months of summer salary covered with recurring fixed term funding. Posting # 0011899. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 28. Closes March 14.

Office Specialist 2 – Academic Affairs Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position to support the following programs: Difference, Power and Discrimination;  Writing Intensive Curriculum; and Office of Work-Life/GO HERC.  Posting #0011947. Closes March 1.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.

Administrative Program Assistant – Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, classified position supporting student services.  Posting #0011973.  Full consideration date is March 2 and closing date is March 9.

Education Program Assistant 2  –  Hood River County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.70 FTE), Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0011987. Closes March 2.

Director of MCB Program (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Graduate School invites applications for a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program position.  Posting #0011966.  Closes March 3.

Instructor/Head Teacher – OSU Child Development Center is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE), temporary (spring term) position. Posting #0011120. For full consideration apply by March 3.

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel position. Posting #0011929. Closes for full consideration March 4.

Project Developer–Professional and Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Project Developer position. Posting #0011959. Closes March 5.

Graduate Admissions Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Admissions Advisor. Posting #0011952. Closes March 5.

Graduate Business Advisor – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Graduate Business Advisor. Posting #0011951. Closes March 5.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant who will develop web- and desktop-based data analysis and visualization software tools supporting alternative future landscape assessments at multiple scales ranging from small river basins to the Pacific Northwest region using the Envision modeling framework . Posting #0011984. Closes March 6.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

Associate Director-Marketing – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director-Marketing position. Posting #0011967. Closes for full consideration March 7.

Accounting Technician– The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011969. Closes March 7.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0011812. Closes March 7.

The Natural Resources Program in the College of Forestry invites applications for an Academic Advisor (.75 FTE) primarily for Ecampus students. The Natural Resources Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Forestry, Forest Ecosystems and Society Department. Closing date is March 8. Posting# 0011981.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 2 position.  Posting #0011993.  Closes March 10.

Banquet Manager – University Housing & Dining Services, OSU Catering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Banquet Manager position. Posting #0011996.  Closes March 10.

Administrative Assistant to the Dean – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Assistant to the Dean position. Posting #0011968. Closes March 10.

Associate Director – Information Services, Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director position. Posting #0011944. Closes March 10.

Research Publishing and Outreach Manager - The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position.  Posting #0011938. Closes March 11.

Project Coordinator – University Relations and Marketing -University Events invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0011999. Closes Mar 14.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856.  Closes March 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011977. Closes March 16.

International Program Advisor – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Program Advisor position.  The location of this position will be in Washington State. Posting #0011990. Closes March 16.

Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. Closes March 21.

Department Head - The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department.  Posting #0011837.  Closes March 31.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced Digital Communications Specialist to join its Communications & Stewardship team. The position is first and foremost a writer, with 80% of work time focused on researching, writing, and editing and 20% devoted to the technical production and publishing of electronic content. To view the complete job description

Traffic and maintenance

Helicopter flight: A helicopter will be flying near the baseball field on Friday, Feb. 28, around 5 p.m., to take photos for the Oregon State athletic department. The flight should last around five minutes.

Hilton Garden: Due to restriping of the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot, it will be closed Saturday, March 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jefferson Street Closure: Due to Student Experience Center crane demobilization, Jefferson Street between Waldo & 26th will be closed March 1, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Benton Place Street and Parking Changes: During the Washington Way Realignment construction project (March 2014 – September 2014), Benton Place will be changed to two-way traffic.  This change will provide temporary two-way connection between Jefferson St. and Washington Way, to alleviate congestion caused by the closure of 15th Street. Benton Place is located just west of Kerr Administration and McAlexander Fieldhouse.  At the conclusion of the project, Benton Place striping will be restored to its existing one way northbound configuration.  For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/cpd/construction-traffic-and-safety.

Weather

Corvallis: ”The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” – Linus Pauling (Happy Birthday!). Slight chance of rain today and tonight, and rain throughout the weekend. High of 58 today, low of 44.

Central Oregon: Rain likely today, turning to snow by tonight. Snow and rain likely through the weekend. High of 48, low of 25.

Newport: Slight chance of rain today, rain through the weekend. High of 58, low of 44.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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